Separate is Not Equal | Deaf Performers Were Not Included At The Halftime Show
Same thing I’ve been complaining about for 15 years! To quote deaf blogger Amanda Tuite: …￼the entire programming of the Super Bowl left a bad taste in my mouth. As a deaf person, I always anticipated seeing the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” performed by professional deaf entertainers who use American Sign Language. This…
Had the pleasure of interpreting for CJ Jones’ one-man show
Looking back at interpreting for black Deaf actor and comedian CJ Jones‘ one-man show 2014, it amazed and delighted me when I saw him in Baby Driver in 2017. What a thrill to see his success!
Touching Amazon commercial in ASL
Just saw — not heard, but saw — this TV commercial featuring a Deaf Amazon logistics associate. There’s no interpretation or voiceover, just his signing and captions. There is some background warehouse noise, but the relative silence focuses attention on this man who communicates without sound. I was really touched to see American Sign Language…
Signed songs may be the appetizer, but ASL poetry is the dessert
If Paul & Tina are your appetizer, learn ASL from Deaf people so you can enjoy ASL poetry for dessert!
Paul & Tina’s Signalong: Haters gonna hate
I am not as offended or concerned about Paul & Tina’s Signalong as some people are. I think exposure to ASL can be a good thing, regardless of who’s signing. If Deaf signers want to be offended by Paul & Tina, and educate them about their language and culture, that is their job. It’s not…